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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bigelow Mountain - West Peak, Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak, Bigelow Mountain - South Horn, ME
Trails
Trails: Stratton Pond Brook Road, Fire Wardens Trail, Appalachian Trail, Horns Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is very near the highway. The road to the summer parking area is a snowmobile trail at this time. Also watch the junction where there's a sign indicating ..rescue zone.. Missed the turn while hiking out in the dark. Headlight was on low.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All moderately easy. The one log bog bridges were a little precarious 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are significant numbers of blowdowns in between South Horn and the junction of the Horns Pond Trail and Fire Warden's Trail. Most of them were duck or crawl unders. Timber saw and felling axe will be needed to clear these 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Nope 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We started on trail around 7:15 and climbed via the Fire Warden's with bare boots. Shortly after the junction with the Horns Pond Trail, we switched to snowshoes. Another group of hikers summited with spikes only. The trail up to the col is in great shape. From West, we added 2 more snowshoe tracks in the crusty powder for a total of 3. We followed the solo set of tracks down to Horns Pond where we lost the solo track and picked up 2 fresh upcoming tracks. So the Horns Pond trail is packed out too.

If you need the Horn for the list, good conditions as of yesterday.  
Name
Name: Al-X and Mike 
E-Mail
E-Mail: powerpackager@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-02 
Link
Link: http:// 
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